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Thread: Making the ugliest quilt ever!

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    Making the ugliest quilt ever!

    I have decided to use up some stash so that I can make room for more stash. Out with the old and in with the new. So I have started the ugliest 10" square scrappy flannel quilt there is. My husband is 6' 5" tall and I never have a quilt big enough to keep him completely covered. He wanted something warm for winter and that would cover the bed all the way to the floor. I told him him that it wouldn't have any sort of a pattern to it and he said he did not care. So it is on it's way I really think it's ugly but I told him I could make one out of my stash of flannel. It will be 10" squares front and back and tacked together. I even have the batting in my stash. I think this may be the first think I have made that I won't have to buy anything else for.
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    You say its ugly now, but I bet it turns out BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    I bet it will turn out nicer than you think! It should go together fast, and since flannel is kind of bulky to store, you will gain lots of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauck View Post
    I have decided to use up some stash so that I can make room for more stash. Out with the old and in with the new. So I have started the ugliest 10" square scrappy flannel quilt there is. My husband is 6' 5" tall and I never have a quilt big enough to keep him completely covered. He wanted something warm for winter and that would cover the bed all the way to the floor. I told him him that it wouldn't have any sort of a pattern to it and he said he did not care. So it is on it's way I really think it's ugly but I told him I could make one out of my stash of flannel. It will be 10" squares front and back and tacked together. I even have the batting in my stash. I think this may be the first think I have made that I won't have to buy anything else for.
    Sometimes the ugliest quilt is the one that gets used the most. I know, I have "junk yard dog" quilt, a quilt I bought 20 some years ago, pea green and red and that is the pretty colors. Junk yard dog signs plastered without, but it is the warmest thing and so used over the years. For the last few years it has been missing til I found it in the trunk of my 30 yr old son's car, shocked I said there is where junk yard dog is. He stated, he loves that quilt and takes it everywhere", he and his family moved to Tx along with junk yard dog. It is the ugliest but warm and loved and now well used.

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    How exciting. Looking forward to seeing pictures while in progress and finished. I bet it will turn out beautiful!!
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    Post a picture with the quilt keeping him warm. A gift from the heart, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
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    We are our own worst critics when it comes to what a quilt looks like. I have thought things were ugly and other people just love it. He will enjoy.
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    Please post pictures when it is done. I feel the same way, that is why I haven't done one yet. I am the type that needs to visualize the finished product in my mind and if it doesn't look good, I won't do it. I would have a hard time making a scrapy quilt.
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    Good for you. I think I'll do the same with a bunch of flannel I have.
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    You know everyone on here said it pretty well - I bet it comes out nicer/better than you think and I'll also bet it becomes your family "go to" quilt - just like the person who posted about the junk yard dog quilt.

    I hope you post pictures for us!
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    We sometimes get hung up on the creative side of quilting and forget the practical side of it. If it fits it's function and is loved, then it's fulfilled it's purpose. There is nothing better than a quilt that keeps someone warm and comfortable especially if it's ugly. Sometimes ugly means that people are not afraid to cuddle up with the dog, take it on a picnic, stow it in the trunk in case of emergency and it doesn't get any better than that!

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    I suspect a quilt is like homemade bread. The worst batch of homemade bread you ever make is better than what you can buy. I'm sure your ugly quilt will turn out charming if not beautiful. be sure to post a picture. maybe we could all post pictures of our ugliest quilts. I would sure love to get rid of some fabric!
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    I love ugly quilts because most of them aren't despite what the makers say. Its interesting to see what people define as ugly

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    Some of my favorite quilts , had their beginnings in "Uglyville".

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    nah, you'll run out of thread about 3 squares short of being finished {giggle}
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    I haven't seen many ugly quilts in my life. I bet it turns out pretty. I am using up my scraps before cutting up more fabrics, turning out okay, not really my choices together but, it works.
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    NO Quilt is UGLY. Doesn't matter what pattern you use. Please post a picture of you DH quilt.

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    Bet your DH will love it , no matter what it looks like...it will be made with love
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    I might not like a project when I first start out on it, but I kind of "fall in love" with it by the time it is finished. I predict this project will turn into a labor of love for your husband!

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    A gift from the heart is always warm and beautiful. Photos will come when your finished I hope!

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    Need to see a picture of an ugly quilt...I love them all
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    My grandma made some really ugly, but well used and loved quilts. With her in the beginning it was more about function than beauty.

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    WE WANT PICTURES WHEN IT"S DONE SO WE CAN PROVE YOU WORNG!!! There are no ugly quilts, just colorfully challenged!!! Good luck

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    I have an ugly quilt that I love. Didn't make it - quilted it for a friend and she never picked up. All kinds of fabrics and all kinds of sizes of pieces, but it fits the sofa great and is warm. Maybe I should make another and get rid of my stash. I have boxes of 6-1/2" squares that I could make several quilts out of - both flannel and cotton.
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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    I just finished up what I thought was the ugliest quilt ever. It is a bulls eye quilt. All the blocks came from a swap i was in so you know there was a little of everything. I washed and dried it and guess what--I really like it now. It just needed to soften up a little. I am sure you will like yours when its done.
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